“Besides being one of the principal contenders of the Tour, Team Aqua uses its boat as a platform to promote an eco-friendly message. The team supports the World Land Trust and “2041”… Team Aqua offsets its carbon footprint and promotes sustainable development.”
An enormous thank you to our incredible crew: Conor, Derek, Tishu, and Jake. After departing from the United Kingdom on 11 September, 2010, the Voyage for Cleaner Energy will be arriving in Dubai on 13 November, 2010. To read more about their landmark journey to the UAE, please visit the voyage blog.
On Saturday, 11 September 2010, yacht ‘2041’ embarks on Phase 4 of the Voyage for Cleaner Energy, departing the United Kingdom for the United Arab Emirates where she will inspire youth and leaders alike. The journey from Plymouth, UK will take approximately 50 days transiting the Mediterranean and Suez Canal. Yacht ‘2041’ is due to take part in the Louis Vuitton Race Series in Dubai, and will be able to visit any port necessary while in the United Arab Emirates. Robert Swan would very much like to visit schools, and speak with companies and employees during this period. After this exciting landmark visit to the United Arab Emirates, the yacht will circumnavigate India then visit China before reporting to World Leaders in June of 2012 at the World Summit in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
The Voyage for Cleaner energy is a worldwide lecture series and sailing expedition by Robert Swan and his team at 2041. The purpose of the voyage is to increase awareness about environmental issues related to climate change and inspire young people to lead the way in implementing practical, viable solutions.
To learn more about the Voyage for Cleaner Energy, and to follow yacht ‘2041’ daily on her journey , visit the Voyage blog.
Robert Swan OBE recently visited Cardiff to take part in the Scott 100 centenary celebration of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s departure for the South Pole on the British Antarctic Expedition in 1910. Yacht ’2041′ sailed into the Cardiff Harbour, where Robert Swan too began his first Antarctic expedition in 1984, In the Footsteps of Scott.
‘2041’, the floating goodwill ambassador of the Voyage for Cleaner Energy, was berthed at the Millennium Waterfront from 11 –15 June as part of the celebration. To read more about ’2041′, her time in Cardiff, and the Voyage for Cleaner Energy, visit the Voyage Blog.
As many of our followers are already aware, our Voyage for Cleaner Energy was relaunched from Jacksonville, Florida on September 24th 2009, following a winter hiatus, for Phase III, Europe! In partnership with RWE, the ’2041′ currently has confirmed stops and events in the UK and The Netherlands – follow the crew’s adventures on our VFCE blogsite and stay tuned for updates on upcoming appearances.
Following a successful Atlantic crossing to the Azores and some much needed rest and relaxation, our stalwart crew has taken to the sea again, and is currently en-route to the UK.